Peggy Carr - Vincentian Poet

Peggy Carr is a journalist and poet from St. Vincent and the Grenadines. She is the author of three collections: Echoes from a Lonely Nightwatch (1989), Fresh Tracks in an Ancient Land (1996), and  Honey and Lime (2006).

Here is an interview she gave to the BBC, and which featured her poem, Flight of the Firstborn.

Virtual Bookworm Publishers, which published her collection, Honey and Lime, also has a nice write-up about her life and work in St. Vincent.

Enjoy below a sampling of her work, in the poem, Moving. This poem resonated with me because I have moved from the Caribbean to Canada, and then the US.


Once again I tear pieces
off myself
trying to unglue from
one more place
gather souvenir bits of
shrapnel from another spent cycle
mix a fresh palette of
and head for
the monochrom horizon.

Peggy Carr. Copyright 2006.

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Please check out Peggy Carr's engaging poems!


Kwame Dawes Appointed Chancellor of the Academy of American Poets

Congratulations to Kwame Dawes who was one of three new Chancellors recently appointed to the Academy of American Poets.  Kwame Dawes was born in Ghana and raised in Jamaica. He is the co-founder of the Calabash International Literary Festival.The other Chancellors are Marilyn Chin and Marie Howe. The Chancellors will serve a six-year term.

Here are more details from the Academy's website on these interesting poets and their new role.


It's Beginning To Look A Lot Like.....

Dear readers,

Where did the year go? I know like me you can't believe that Christmas and 2018 are almost here! I want to take time out to thank you for your continued readership of the blog. So many of you took time out to reach out with comments, provide information on poets I was not aware of, and upcoming writing workshops.

Some of you commented on poems that brought back pleasant childhood memories. Caribbean poetry is beautiful, and new and talented poets are adding their voices to that of our more well-known writers.The popularity of Caribbean poetry is evident in the over 200,000 page views that this blog has had over the last 7 years from many countries.

In 2018, I hope to continue the book give-aways from previous years. I also would like to have quarterly guest posts for which I am hoping to be able to pay a small honorarium, so please stay tuned.

Have a Merry Christmas, and best wishes for 2018!

Poetically yours.

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